Dichotomy 101

Dichotomy 101

I want to present what I believe is a fundamental concept in thinking about ourselves. Dichotomy underlies how we relate to ourselves (internally) and the world (externally). Bear with me as this post may be a bit dry, but it will be an important base on which to...
Change? Let’s begin with Discipline.

Change? Let’s begin with Discipline.

Well, it’s a new year.  So what?  What’s changed from last year?  What’s remained the same? Perhaps the idea of making New Year’s resolutions has become overly criticized and overplayed.  But perhaps so has the mocking backlash against such a starting...
Regret, Part 1

Regret, Part 1

We often ask ourselves, “what is the right choice?”  Sometimes it’s between cake-batter and mint-chocolate chip.  And sometimes it’s between your wife or your mistress.  This question may seem a simple choice of either this or that, one being obviously better than the...
Go First

Go First

Go first. Listening recently to the Tim Ferriss podcast (I don’t miss many of them) Gabby Reece, beach volleyball star, and wife to Laird Hamilton of big-wave surfing fame, stated to “Go first.”   This simple phrase stuck, and made me think…on several...
The Authentic You

The Authentic You

So there is a recent wave, or maybe more of an undercurrent, extolling the virtue of authenticity, being authentic, living an authentic life.  And, yes, I do talk a great deal about being authentic, and finding authenticity.   So what the hell does authenticity...